Vista Shutdown Timer
Skins & Language
Important: Version 1.8.1 changes the directory structure from 1.8.
It now supports subdirectories for different skins.
Skins now must be located in in subfolders like this:
If skins are installed., the Info-Dialog now shows a selection box to choose them:
I changed the examples this way, they are not working in the 1.8 version without changing the directories!
My first skin-examples:
none of my skin examples is final yet, but try them out.
Below the screenshots you can get some basic Information about skinning the
Vista Shutdown Timer v 1.8.1
..I hope someone can do a better job making a good skin..
Click on the images to download the Skin as a zip file.
Windows 7 (v. 0.2):
Classic XP-Shutdown-Timer style (v. 1.0):
Complete skinned - developer example:
More about skinning:
Skins are optional and must be located in a subfolder in a directory called "skins" (eg.: skins\My fist Skin\.. )
Supported filetypes are: .JPG, .BMP, .GIF and .Ico.
The Shutdown-Icons you should be ico files (32x32 pixel) because they are the Programtask-Icons and Tray-Icons as well.
A log file about missing files will be created in the skin dir (if the directory exist and is not empty).
Check the developer example for sizes and names.
without extension ButtonStart_Disabled + ButtonStart means ButtonStart_Disabled.jpg and ButtonStart.jpg (or gif, bmp, ico..) )
Text- and background colors:
Background and text colors are configured by textfile.
If not exist, you need to create the skins folder called "skins" in the program directory and in there a
skin - directory with any name here: "My first Skin"
Create a text file called :"colors.txt" -> "skins\My first Skin\colors.txt"
Program_Title= Title (default "Vista Shutdown Timer" )
Background= Background Color
TextColor= Default Text Color
Shutdown_Button_Text= Color of the Title- and the Shutdown Buttons text.
The color - code is the default hex-code
Colors.txt - Example:
..looks like this (without skins):
Now a language file for translation is supported.
Just put the language file into the Shutdown Timer directory and restart it.
The Translation is 95% finished. Some message-boxes and Tooltip texts are not translatable yet. I'm working on it.
Here is an Language.ini - Example (right click and "save as..")
It contains the english text (ini-format) with an "#" added to every line.. just try it.
If you don't want to edit the Ini-format you can try the TranlsationTool instaed.
Please post new translations and feedback to the guestbook. ;)